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"Every artist wants his work to be permanent. But what is? The Aswan Dam covered some of the greatest art in the world. Venice is sinking. Great books and pictures were lost in the Florence floods. In the meantime we still enjoy butterflies."

—Romare Beardon

 

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VIDEO: Ensemble forecasting: what does it mean? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:35:42 GMT 
    Peter Gibbs goes behind the scenes at BBC Weather to explain forecast models and "postage stamps".


VIDEO: Can art and artist be separated? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:48:58 GMT 
    Can we judge an artwork purely on its own merits - be it a film, painting, play or sitcom - or do we inevitably take its creator's character into account?


VIDEO: Building the Olympic Stadium's new roof 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:13:11 GMT 
    The BBC has been allowed inside London's Olympic Stadium to film the construction of the arena's new roof.


VIDEO: Why are Thais raising three fingers? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52:43 GMT 
    A Thai protester says the military government has reacted aggressively to their use of the salute featured in the Hunger Games films.


VIDEO: Campbell's Ebola pop-up campaign shop 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:57:44 GMT 
    The fashion world is joining in the fight against the Ebola virus - supermodel Naomi Campbell has launched a pop-up shop in London to raise funds to help people in affected countries.


Cameron, migration and the Germans 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:19:51 GMT 
    In an anticipated speech on migration, British Prime Minister David Cameron set out proposals aimed at keeping both his countrymen and the continent happy.


The US diplomats try 'digital jihad' 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:44 GMT 
    The US state department is joining the fight against Islamic state - in social media - but can they counteract a 'Mount Everest' of jihadist propaganda?


How could we intervene to change the climate? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:49:27 GMT 
    The field of geo-engineering - where humans intervene to change the climate - throws up fascinating ideas, and nightmare scenarios.


Does anybody still care about chess? 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 01:48:25 GMT 
    The profile of chess has dipped since the days of Bobby Fischer - but that does not mean it is not in rude health, says David Edmonds.


VIDEO: Black Friday - in 60 seconds 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 15:16:44 GMT 
    Retailers are forecasting record online sales amid pre-Christmas discounting. But why is it called 'Black Friday'? The BBC explains.


VIDEO: Thailand's democracy in limbo 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:01:24 GMT 
    Thailand has been ruled by the military since the coup and the country may not return to democracy for another 18 months.


US race relations: Six statistics 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:33:11 GMT 
    Six statistics that shed a little more light on the state of race relations in the US, following the shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.


Phillip Hughes: How is the brain injured? 
  Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:45:54 GMT 
    How is the brain injured and how is it protected from injury?


Man injured by Dutch pop-up toilet 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:03:00 GMT 
    A man is injured after a pop-up toilet unexpectedly emerges from underground in the Dutch city of Amsterdam, throwing a stationary scooter onto him.


Mickey Rourke wins boxing match 
  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:38:24 GMT 
    Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
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